The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 16 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 6.36% 1.69% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.95% 8.33% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£250 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 35.45% 20.34% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 14
Average daily rate £350 £455 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +37.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £120.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+531.57% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Gloucester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Clustering
6 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) IIS
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
7 1 (9.09%) IPv4
7 1 (9.09%) IPv6
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) UNIX
7 1 (9.09%) HPUX
7 1 (9.09%) Solaris
7 1 (9.09%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) IPv6
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) Korn
1 1 (9.09%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Mercator
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) F5